This photo was taken during a recent winter trip to Deep Creek Lake. It had been a cloudy weekend with a little rain and some snow but late Saturday afternoon the sun came out and the sky turned almost scarlet in color. I grabbed my gear and headed out to the lake, but the view of the sunset sky was not as accessible as I would have liked. So, I headed for the moonrise. (Please see second photo and more text below)
When you photograph a body of water like Deep Creek Lake as much as I have, you realize the your best friend in a visual sense is what lies around the lake, not always what is in it. Especially during the winter when the boats have been stowed away for the season and the docks have been rolled up on to the shore. (please see more text below) Read More
My favorite beginning is the start of a day, sunrise. It is the time of day where you are going to capture the best light. There is nothing like the solitude experienced when photographing a sunrise on a beach or atop a mountain where its just you and nature, (o.k. and sometimes if you are shooting the Washington D.C Cherry Blossoms at sunrise, it may be you and 150 other photographers) but I digress… (please see second photo and more text below.) Read More
Yesterday after seeing a note in the The Deep Creek Times, about an AP story on ice fishing at Deep Creek Lake which ran on washingtonpost.com where you can read the story here. I posted some photos I have shot in the last few years of the fun things you can do at Deep Creek Lake when the lake is frozen.
The fun to be had on the frozen lake is just half the story in Garrett County, Md. Even more wonderment and winter joy await you at Swallow Falls State Park where the falls can freeze up after a long cold spell. The parks includes four sets of water falls. The biggest, Muddy Creek Falls, is shown in my photo above and in my photos below. (please see more photos and text below) Read More
I saw a note in The Deep Creek Times, (The best source around for Deep Creek Lake news and goings on) that The Associated Press moved a story earlier this week on ice fishing at Deep Creek Lake which ran on several online news sites including washingtonpost.com where you can read the story here. The story originated in the Cumberland Times-News earlier in December where it can also be found on that paper’s site.
When the lake is frozen over, it is quite a site to see whether you are walking, fishing, snowmobiling or parasailing. Here are some of the frozen lake shots I have captured over the years at Deep Creek Lake, MD. (please see more photos below) Read More
I never dreamed I could run a “Cool Thought on a Warm Day” post two days before Christmas, but here we are experiencing record breaking temperatures on the East Coast. ( please see below for second photo and additional text)
If you would like to see a more normal Deep Creek Lake winter scene, please click on Winter Scene.